Thetford

The barrier on Ruth Dwyer's property is costing Dwyer two-hundred dollars a day in fines from the Town of Thetford. The cloth and wooden structure is seen here on July 29, 2015. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in her yard that the town says violates zoning rules. Dwyer, a former Republican state legislator who challenged then-Gov. Howard Dean in 1998 …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following the tricky evening descent, Orford fire Chief …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

During Hearings, Residents Mull Lake Fairlee Dam Bond

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thetford — About 50 residents who turned out to a public hearing Monday night about Thetford’s portion of a proposed three-town bond to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam expressed a mix of support, objections and questions about …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Thetford Academy Considers Reducing Staff to Cut Costs

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy is considering a workforce reduction to meet the financial challenges posed by an education-reform bill working its way through the state Legislature, a shrinking student population and a change in state education regulations that could force it to reduce its tuition rate. Thetford Academy …

Susan Southworth Ilsley

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Susan Southworth Ilsley, 63, of Post Mills passed away suddenly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. on May 2, 2015 Susan was the daughter of the late Roger Southworth and Rose McFarlane Southworth. Susan grew up in West Fairlee, Vt. and attended schools …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Elizabeth Mary Severance

Saturday, May 2, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Elizabeth Mary Severance passed away at age 75 at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H. on Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015 after a brief struggle with cancer. Elizabeth was born to Clifford and Mary (Gingras) Jarvis on Dec. 28, 1939, in Montpelier, Vt. She …

Alice Bartholomew Pierson

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Alice Bartholomew Pierson died peacefully at the age of 96, surrounded by the love and music of family members on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Mountain View of Vershire. She is loved and survived by two sons and their spouses, Mike Hebb and Kathy Thompson …

Dale A. Cummings

Friday, May 1, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Dale A. Cummings of Post Mills died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a four year long battle fighting lung cancer. Dale was born in Hanover, N.H. to Lawrence Cummings and Rose Robinson Cummings on July 20, 1951. He attended Thetford …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lebanon Lifts Weight Limits on Roads Lebanon — Lebanon officials have lifted seasonal weight limits on posted roads throughout the city, effective today. Many roads in late winter were restricted to 6-ton weight limits, except for fuel and milk deliveries, because of mud season. For more information, call …